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Bicknell

Knox County,

Indiana

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The population of Bicknell is approximately 3,267 (2006), 2915 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,584 (1990), 1187 (2010).

The amount of land area in Bicknell is 3.932 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bicknell is 1.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bicknell to Washington DC is 583 miles. The distance to the Indiana state capital is 95 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bicknell is positioned 38.77 degrees north of the equator and 87.30 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Bicknell elevation is 530 feet above sea level.
Bicknell median income is $23,300 (2005).

The Bicknell median home price is $47,700 (2005).

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Location

Bicknell location: in southwest Indiana about 49 miles from Terre Haute and about 106 miles from Indianapolis and about 13 miles northeast of Vincennes, the county seat for Knox County. Other nearby communities include Edwardsport, Bruceville, Wheatland, Plainville, Oaktown, Monroe City, Sandborn and Washington.

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Bicknell history:

Bicknell was named for one of its settlers, John Bicknell. It was founded in 1875. Though at one time, mining for coal was the major industry in Bicknell and the area, other industries, such as: lumber, retail and mobile homes, have begun to increase here.

Bicknell was originally called "Stumptown" because of so many tree stumps after the clearing of the forest land to build the town. Then people called it "Fullertown" after George Fuller, who bought the first lot in 1868. But, by 1869, all were in agreement that the name should be Bicknell to honor John Bicknell. Bicknell was married to Eliza Ann Chansler. Both husband and wife were local residents of Knox County. John was born in the county. Incorporation of Bicknell came in 1907. At that time, there were only 4,005 residents in Bicknell. By 1920, the population has almost doubled due to the coal mining industry.

Many of the mines began to close in 1927 which did not help the town of Bicknell. The people who loved living in Bicknell, didn't pack up and leave. They just decided there was another way to make a living and stayed put!
The founding of Bicknell: 1875
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